Leavenworth

This bavarian-style town east of Seattle is a fantastic basecamp for mountain adventures.

Top Adventures in Leavenworth

  • Hike Sauer’s Mountain

    Sauer’s Mountain is one of those well defined, moderate, and rewarding hikes that give you just the right amount of views for the effort, but the real treat is catching the wildflower bloom in mid-May. The trailhead is located on private property....

    6 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Bouldering in Icicle Creek

    Icicle Creek in Leavenworth is widely known for it's awesome bouldering and top roping spots. The only difficult thing is finding the boulders you want to climb. Most the time there is a jumble of cars outside the specific trailheads (like I said...

  • 4 Day Backpacking Trip in the Enchantments

    The Alpine Lakes Wilderness named “The Enchantments” draws explorers from all over the world. On a four day backpacking trip you can take day trips from camp to explore over a dozen crystal clear lakes, summit surrounding peaks, and camp at an al...

    18 miles 6000 ft gain

  • Winter Camp at Nada Lake

    Being one of the lucky recipients of an Enchantments overnight permit can't happen for everybody. So, for the rest of us, taking to the mountains in the winter is an awesome way to bypass this system and experience the central Cascades in a comple...

    10.6 miles 3800 ft gain

  • Climb Prusik Peak's West Ridge

    The Enchantments are an amazing experience in themselves.  Yet one of the most striking features of any hike into the core zone of the Enchantments is that of Prusik Peak.  This pyramid like spire rises dramatically from the many puddle lakes and ...

    18 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Hike to Snow Lake, WA

    This hike gets crowded fairly quickly so get there early. The parking lot is very large so parking is not really a problem.  There are bathrooms at the very beginning of the trail so I highly suggest using them. However at the top there is also a ...

    7.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • The Enchantments Mountain Run

    At the Snow Lake Trail, you start at a elevation of 1400 feet and run up to Nada Lake 5000 feet at 5.6 miles. From here, you make your way to Lower and Upper Snow Lake, 2.2 miles. There are a lot of campsites in this area, but you have to apply ...

    18 miles 6000 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Snow Lake

    Summer is a great time to visit Snow Lake, but you will miss out on the true beauty of the area and the reason for its namesake. Winter is the perfect season to explore this area – not to mention you will skip the crowds!Reaching the trailhead of ...

    7.2 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Backpack to Upper Wildcat Lake

    Although this hike is possible if you’re looking for an all-day training hike, it’s much more enjoyable if it’s an overnight backpacking trip.Head up the trail past Snow Lake toward Gem Lake. En route to Snow Lake will be a little crowded, but sho...

    15 miles 4600 ft gain

  • Run to Lower Wildcat Lake

    Friday after work I headed out to Snow Lake Trail and found my perfect camping spot. There is a sign that says no Camping but I broke the rule since I got the ok from the Forrest Department of Agriculture. Spent the night at Snow Lake and then S...

  • Winter Camping in Leavenworth

    It's an easy day hike to the Ridge of only 2.5 miles. On the ridge you can relax and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains and a view of Leavenworth. I went into the Rangers office to ask for a good spot to take night time photos and this is...

  • Hike Fourth of July Creek to Icicle Ridge

    Most adventurers travel down Icicle Creek Road to visit Colchuck Lake and the Enchantment Basin.  But, if you're looking for an adventure for a cool summer morning without the crowds, continue past the Colchuck/Stuart forest road and explore this ...

    12 miles 4800 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      LOGE Leavenworth

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      Eightmile Group Site

      Overview Nestled in a forest canopy of pine and fir on the banks of Icicle Creek, Eightmile Group Campground in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers a peaceful setting for groups and large g...

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      Bridge Creek Group Site

      Overview Bridge Creek Group Campground sits in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in northwest Washington. Nestled in a mountainous forest near the confluence of Bridge Creek and Icicle Creek, the ...

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      Tumwater Group Site

      Overview Tumwater Campground, located at the confluence of Chiwaukum Creek and the Nenatchee River in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, offers a serene setting for groups and large gatherings...

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      Icicle Group Campground

      Overview Nestled in a forest canopy of pine and fir on the banks of Icicle Creek, Icicle Group Campground in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers a peaceful setting for groups and large gathe...

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